Transforming Youth Recovery’s Founder Named Humanitarian of the Year 2014

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To date, Stacie Mathewson has received 14 awards for her innovative efforts from National, State, and Local organizations in the areas of recovery advocacy, education, and science-based research.

Stacie Mathewson, Founder and CEO of Transforming Youth Recovery, was named Humanitarian of the Year by the Fed Up! Coalition as part of the Fed Up! Rally held in Washington D.C. on September 28th. Stacie is focused exclusively on promoting addiction awareness, recovery, prevention and education at the local, state, and national level. In 2013, she started Transforming Youth Recovery to support educators, parents, and community members in helping students in recovery thrive in the fullness of everyday life. To date, Transforming Youth Recovery has issued over 80 grants to U.S. colleges nationwide to start or enhance recovery programs on their campuses.

The Fed Up! Coalition is comprised of advocacy organizations, drug prevention groups, medical experts and addiction treatment providers that are calling for an immediate, coordinated and comprehensive federal response to the epidemic of opiate and overdose deaths. (

"We at Transforming Youth Recovery are so proud to be a part of such important work! The message is crucial to saving lives," said Mathewson.    

Transforming Youth Recovery looks specifically at the community, educational and peer networks that influence youth development and achievement, and is both studying and conceiving novel approaches that have the potential to dramatically expand family and school-based prevention, intervention and recovery support services.

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